> Yea, I am sure you have heard every other play by play team
> in the AL...stop making dumb statements without being able
> to back them up...that is why any award for best play by
> play team is a joke...I am sure the committee sits and
> listens to every game of every team tio decide who is
> best....give me a break
That's probably the best point. I spend most of my time in Northern California and am a long-time A's fan, and to me Bill King and Ken Korach are two of the most exciting play-by-play guys out there. On the other hand, I find Vin Scully to be one of the most boring- when he calls a play it's hard to tell if the Dodgers got a homer or got doubled up. He's very knowledgebale about the game and has seen a lot, but to rate him one of the best is silly.
All that said, I've only heard a handful of play-by-play guys outside of my California world. While I like the play calling of A's announcers Bill and Ken, I'm in no position to say that they are the best. But play-by-play calling is also a bit of an art form, and how do you give an award for the best art? Ultimately, each team's fans will almost always like their own play-by-play guys because, well, it's THEIR team.
Woody in the East Bay